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June 25th, 2015

Camp Jigsaw underway at MSU

June 25, 2015

Campers are spending the week at Mississippi State University for the College of Education's Camp Jigsaw.
Camp jigsaw is a camp for autistic boys ages 13 and up. The camp puts a heavy emphasis on improving social skills and self-confidence for the campers, with daily morning sessions devoted wholly to the subject. For more on Camp Jigsaw, see Friday's edition of the Starkville Daily News.

Obamacare survives Supreme Court

June 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that offering insurance subsidies at the state and federal level is legal, thus upholding a vital part of the Affordable Care Act.
The 6-3 majority - which included Chief Justice John Roberts - means the health-care reform law also known as Obamacare will remain in effect.

Mississippi cities honored for smoke-free ordinances

June 25, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says the Magnolia state leads the nation when it comes to implementing municipal smoke-free air ordinances.

On Tuesday, 14 Mississippi cities that passed comprehensive smoke-free ordinances in 2014 were honored by the Health Department, the Mississippi Public Health Association and Smokefree Mississippi.

June 24th

Mobile relief comes to Starkville

June 24, 2015

Liberty Portable Restrooms got a ribbon-cutting from the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Wednesday. Contact the business, owned by Chris Sears, at 662-312-5785.

Thowback Thursday: Michael Jackson exits stage left

June 24, 2015

Only six years ago, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest brought on by a fatal overdose in his home at the age of 50.
“May our love be with you always Michael,” said his brother Jermaine Jackson in a quote released by the Los Angeles Times on the day of his death.

Trees in Starkville to be measured, counted

June 24, 2015

Local volunteers are needed to help count and measure trees in Starkville for an assessment of trees on public property.

GSDP welcomes Liberty Portable Restooms

June 24, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership welcomed Liberty Portable Restrooms to Starkville on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The business is operated by Chris Sears and his family. - See more at:

Senators call for renewed Confederate flag debate

June 24, 2015

Both of Mississippi's U.S. Senators are now calling for the state to reconsider its stance on the Confederate battle flag. Sen. Roger Wicker's office released a statement about 9 a.m. Wednesday saying the state flag should be "put in a museum" and replaced.
Less than five hours later, Sen. Thad Cochran said he hoped the state would also reconsider changing the flag.

Palmer Home Radiothon on now

June 24, 2015

The Palmer Home for Children is encouraging people to turn their radio dials to one of the 11 SuperTalk Mississippi radio stations today, June 25, for their third annual radiothon. The event is to raise funds for the charity which supports children in need. The broadcast starts at 6 a.m. and will last for 12 hours.

New brewery coming to Starkville

June 24, 2015

A new brewery is planning to open in Starkville soon. Mayhew Junction Brewing Company, founded by four Starkville residents, is in the process of applying for permits and building a brewery in the old Wasson's Fish House building on Eckford Drive.

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